Madagascar Explorer – 8 Days Lemurs & Baobabs

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Bucket List Group Travel > Global Bucket List > Madagascar Explorer – 8 Days Lemurs & Baobabs
Overview
Start and end in Antananarivo! With the Safari tour Madagascar Lemurs & Baobabs (Available all year), you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Antananarivo and 2 other destinations in Madagascar includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Itinerary

Day01ARRIVAL TIME IN ANTANANARIVO AND DRIVE TO ANDASIBE

Description:
Arrival at the Ivato International Airport, Antananarivo. You will be welcomed by our representative. Meet and greet. Once you have passed customs formalities, it is to the Guide to smooth through the rest of the arrivals process – changing money, setting up your phone with a new SIM card, and anything else you need. This will make our contact easier. Then, drive directly to Andasibe. . On the national road number 2, to the east, we enjoy panoramic views of the stepped rice fields. We see various mountains and then continue to the east through the green and luxuriant vegetation. On the arrival, after check-in at the hotel around 6:30PM, you end this day with a guided night visits which will take 1 hour and half, and then drive back to the hotel

LOCATION: ANDASIBE

INCLUSION : DINNERS AND BREAKFAST

DRIVE: ABOUT 4 TO 5 HOURS DRIVE

Day02ANDASIBE (PERINET)

Description:

After breakfast, you start with a guided visit at Analamazaotra National Park. It is better to leave the hotel early (about 7:30AM) to meet easily the Indri-Indri and the Diademed Sifaka in their forest home. The visit takes about 3 hours. Within a mile of the park you can hear the peculiar call of the indri very early in the morning until noon and again in the late afternoon. Indris (called Babakoto in Malagasy) are the largest living lemurs at all reaching up to 1 meter. Andasibe is the best place to observe the Indris given that there are a couple of families habituated to humans. It lives in small groups and cannot survive in captivity. There are several legends trying to explain its origins since it is considered a sacred animal in the whole Madagascar. Apart from the Indri, another 13 lemur species inhabit these forests, such as woody lemur, grey bamboo lemur, diademed sifaka, brown lemur, red mouse-lemur, red-bellied lemur, black and white ruffed lemur and even aye-aye. In the afternoon we visit Andasibe village, known as “the City of Waters”, and stroll through the local market to see some Malagasy craftspeople working. Then, you will enjoy an amazing up close and personal experience with lemurs on the private Lemurs Island and then on to view many other species in the Vakona Reserve Zoo, where you will see many crocodiles in the huge river enclosure, native birds, and other wildlife in well-kept surroundings.

LOCATION : ANDASIBE

INCLUSION : BREAKFAST AND DINNERS

DRIVE : ABOUT 20 MN

Day03DRIVE FROM ANDASIBE TO ANTANANARIVO

Description:
Breakfast, then, we depart early back to the capital city and have around 4 hours drive through the spectacular eroded hills called lavaka. On the road, we visit the Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic. The famous exotic animal breeding centre owned by naturalist Andre Pereyras, where we see almost all the chameleon species of Madagascar – as well as leaf tailed geckos, lemur, cocquerel’s Sifaka, and other interesting animals, such as butterflies, moths (the giant Atlas Moth), and tenrecs.

LOCATION: ANTANANARIVO

INCLUSION : BREAKFAST AND DINNERS

DRIVE: ABOUT 4 TO 5H DRIVE

Day04FLY FROM ANTANANARIVO TO MORONDAVA

Description:
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight TNR (Departure at 11:00am) to the west coast of the island, destination to Morondava MOQ (Arrival at 12:00pm). Then, check-in at your hotel. After lunch, enjoy the rest of the day in Morondava : Relax on the beach for the rest of the day, and admire the incredible sight of sunset.

LOCATION : MORONDAVA

INCLUSION : BREAKFAST AND DINNERS

DRIVE: ABOUT 1H35MN FLIGHT

Day05DRIVE FROM MORONDAVA TO KIRINDY

Description:
After breakfast, drive directly to the North, about 42 km following the secondary road which a bit dusty, to reach the famous Kirindy Park. Check-in at your hotel (Relais du Kirindy).

Around 6:30 PM, beginning of the Guided night walk at Kirindy Reserve. Kirindy is the best place in the whole island to observe fosa. Other nocturnal species included: the rare Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur and pygmy mouse-lemur, fork-crowned lemur, grey mouse lemur, western fat-tailed dwarf lemur and red-tailed sportive lemur. Several bats, tenrecs, mongoose and rodents complete the mammal population.Kirindy is also known for its endemic flora. There are three species of baobab: the Andasoniarubrostipa or the fony baobab, with a bottle shaped trunk with major horizontal branches, between 5 and 20 meters, the AndasoniaZa, a tall tree that ranges from 20 to 30 meters, and the Andasoniagrandidieri, the biggest of the six species of baobab, up to 30 meters.

LOCATION : KIRINDY

ACCOMMODATION : RELAIS DU KIRINDY

INCLUSION : DINNER AND BREAKFAST

DRIVE: 2H30MN DRIVE (BUMPY ROAD)

Day06VISIT AT THE KIRINDY RESERVE AND DRIVE FROM KIRINDY TO MORONDAVA

Description:
After breakfast, around 7:00 AM, beginning of the Guided day visits at Kirindy reserve. Kirindy Reserve is home to seven species of lemur. The most common are the common brown lemurs and the Verreaux’s sifakas. These long-legged, seven-pound lemurs, white with dark patches, leap among tree trunks high in the canopy, propelled by their powerful hind legs but continually maintaining an upright posture. 40 bird, 50 reptile and 15 amphibian species are also found in this magnificent forest. After Kirindy’s Reserve visit, back to the road to Morondava, and we stop at the most scenic road in Madagascar: Baobab Avenue. Stuning, this is the popular attraction all day long. However, sunset is the best and most popular time of the day. Arrival in Morondava at the end of the afternoon, transfer to the hotel.

LOCATION : MORONDAVA

INCLUSION: DINNER AND BREAKFAST

DRIVE: 2H30 DRIVE (BUMPY ROAD)

Day07FLY FROM MORONDAVA TO ANTANANARIVO

Description:
After breakfast, relax or last visit in the area. After, you will take a flight back to the capital Antananarivo. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Depending on your arrival time in Tana, you can choose whichever tour you want to do in this day, in consultation with your local guide and your driver : purchase some souvenirs at the craft market, visit some places…

LOCATION: ANTANANARIVO

INCLUSION :DINNER AND BREAKFAST

DRIVE: 1H30MN FLIGHT

Day08TRANSFERT FOR EXTERNAL FLIGHT

Description:
This day, you will be picked up by your driver, then transfer to the international airport for your external flight.

LOCATION : ANTANANARIVO

DRIVE : ABOUT 30MN DRIVE

Inclusions

Price Includes

  • All accommodations specified in the Itinerary. 
    Guide with english speaking
    Breakfasts & Dinners
    All land transportation
  • 1 domestic return flight (ANTANANARIVO – MORONDAVA – ANTANANARIVO)

Price Excludes

  • Flights

  • Meals

  • Personal Expenses

  • Travel insurance / Visa
  • Tips

Tour Information
Tour Start Tour End Country
Antananarivo
Morondava
Madagascar
Flights
  • Arrival: Day01 before 2pm 
Fly IN Airport: Ivato International Airport(Antananarivo)
  • Return: Day08 after breakfast 
Fly OUT Airport: Morondava Airport (Morondava)

 

Meeting Point
  • The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
  • More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
Route
FAQ

I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.

I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?

No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.

I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?

No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.

What are the accommodation options?

We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.

What is cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid

Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

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